As we move into the fall season, I'd like to reflect for a moment on all of the exciting changes we have achieved over the past few months. In July and August, Chesapeake Urology formed two new partnerships with Central Maryland Urology Associates (CMUA) in Howard County, as well as with Urological Consultants, PA (UCPA) in Montgomery County. As a result, we've added six new urologists in the Howard County/Columbia region and 14 urologists in Montgomery County, in addition to two ambulatory surgical centers in these regions. We also welcomed four new and highly skilled urologists to the Chesapeake Urology team – Drs. Ryan Cleary, Robert Goldfarb, Andrew Harbin, and Aaron Weinberg. You can read more about these practices and physicians in this issue.
We're expanding to better serve our patients and consumers throughout Maryland and surrounding areas who want the very best urologic care convenient to home and work. And while we continue to add new office locations and urologists to our team, some things will never change. Our focus will always be on our patient-centered approach to care and to our commitment to reaching out to help members of our community. We will always strive to provide personal and compassionate care and service in an environment that provides comfort and fosters both innovation and the most advanced urologic care.
Now that we’re into September, we’re marking prostate cancer awareness month by holding Chesapeake Urology’s annual, signature event - the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge/Baltimore - on Sunday, September 24. For more than a decade, this important event has raised more than $3.5 million. This year, our goal is $550,000 to help fund critical programs and services to fight prostate cancer, from free prostate cancer screenings for men in underserved communities throughout the greater Baltimore area, to groundbreaking research to find a cure for the disease that is the second leading cause of death in U.S. men.
It's a fun-filled, family-oriented morning that brings the community together for a great cause. It's truly heartwarming to see more than 100 teams, hundreds of families, and thousands of friends, co-workers, staff members, special guests, and prostate cancer survivors come out to support and share in this inspiring event together. I urge you to consider registering for the race/walk or to make a donation by visiting ZERO Baltimore.
Thank you for your continued support and for entrusting your urologic care to Chesapeake Urology. I hope to see you on September 24 at the 11th Annual ZPCC Baltimore race event!
Brad D. Lerner, M.D., F.A.C.S.
President, Chesapeake Urology